Butterfly Cookies – 3D, Glittery and Simple to make

I volunteered to make some little cookies for a  baby shower/tea … it was a family event … just butterfly, heart and flower cookies for about 40 people.  Since this was a girly event … I’d make Butterfly Cookies – 3D, Glittery and Simple to make!  No big deal, right?

Easy 3D Butterfly Cookies by SweetSimpleStuff

I dug thru my cookie cutters to find a butterfly … I thought that I had one … but found none.

Then I came up with a simple solution … use a heart-shaped cookie and cut off the bottom tip … use two to form a butterfly!  I will say that this method is not complicated … but it is a little time-consuming … so I went the easy peasy route … I made mostly flat flower and heart cookies 😉

Thank goodness I never told anyone that I would make all 3D butterflies!

Shortbread cookies are perfect for tea … I used my recipe and made half of it.

This is what I did … rolled the dough … cut it with a heart (1-1/2″) cookie cutter … used a dinner knife to cut off the tip and then baked them for 10-12 minutes …

I used melted colored chocolate/candy melts in a squeeze bottle to make a few simple decorations and sprinkled with disco dust (pink) or edible glitter.  Remember to decorate pairs alike …

Now for the assembly … I used the cardboard tubes from paper towel rolls (or toilet paper) … cut in half lengthwise and lined with wax paper …

First, squeeze a line (about 1″) of melted candy onto the wax paper …

Position the wings on the sides of the candy …

Add more melted candy on the “seam”.  This will add support and looks nice too … then let the candy harden up …

It was easy to make some simple flat cookies …

Then I placed the 3D butterfly cookies on top …

Glittery Butterfly Cookies by SweetSimpleStuff

My comments – I like to use chocolate/candy melts for cookie decorating, but in the heat, Royal Icing is a better option.  I should have remembered that … especially when the party was outside, in the sun, on a very warm hot day 😦

What do you use to decorate cookies?

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17 thoughts on “Butterfly Cookies – 3D, Glittery and Simple to make

  1. these are ADORABLE!!! I have a hard time w/ royal but I always give it a whirl – using melted chocolate is a great idea for an “adhesive” here! YUM and so pretty too!


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